Anne C. Richard

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Anne Richard
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Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
In office
April 2, 2012 – January 20, 2017
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Eric Schwartz
Succeeded by Simon Henshaw (Acting)
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Alma mater Georgetown University
University of Chicago

Anne Claire Richard (born 1960)[1] is a U.S. public servant who was the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration from 2012 to 2017.

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A native of Riverhead, New York, Anne C. Richard is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S. in Foreign Service) and the University of Chicago (M.A. in Public Policy Studies).[2]

In 1984, she became a Presidential Management Intern and was hired by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.[2] She lived in West Germany 1985-86 as a fellow of the Robert Bosch Foundation but returned to OMB afterwards.[2] She joined the State Department in 1990. She was a fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1993 to 1994 and during this time helped to create the International Crisis Group.[2]

She served as an Advisor in the United States Deputy Secretary of State's Office of Policy and Resources at the State Department. She spent 1997 to 1999 as deputy chief financial officer of the Peace Corps.[2] She was Director of the State Department Office of Resources, Plans and Policy from 1999 to 2001.[2]

Leaving government service in 2001, she later became vice president of government relations and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee (2004-2012).[2]

President Barack Obama nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration and after Senate confirmation, she was sworn in on April 2, 2012.[2] Upon completion of her government service, Richard joined Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting fellow and became an adjunct Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University. She is married and has two grown children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Schwartz
Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration
2012–2017
Succeeded by
Simon Henshaw
Acting